Massive haul of games

Over the last few weeks I’ve been very busy buying games from various sources and they’ve been slowly dripping in. Here’s the list:

  • King’s Quest V: Absence Makes the Heart Go Yonder!
  • Broken Sword 5: The Serpent’s Curse
  • Wasteland 2
  • Death Knights of Krynn
  • Eye of the Beholder
  • Eye of the Beholder II: The Legend of Darkmoon
  • Ultima IV: Quest of the Avatar

That’s an incredible addition to my collection!

I’ve never seriously played a King’s Quest game before. I only walked about a bit in part VII back when it came out. But it couldn’t charm me very much. I was much more into LucasArts adventure games back then. Recently, I played a bit of the new King’s Quest game and that makes me eager to try my hands at the original series. Maybe part V is a nice way to begin, because I believe that’s the first game in the series to feature more modern, mouse-driven gameplay.

And then there’s Broken Sword 5. Why did I buy this? I already have the game in the Revolution 25th Anniversary Collection! With accompanying booklet. What have I done?
I just couldn’t resist getting it alongside Wasteland 2 from the same seller. I figured that it looks better on the shelf in a seperate box than the small box that the anniversary collection comes in. One little detail that’s nagging me though, is that the box doesn’t have any descriptions on the sides. So you can’t see what game it is when it’s sitting alongside other boxes. Stupid design! It also has the very easy to damage kind of fold-over cover that’s the same as the anniversary collection. More stupid design.
Of course, now that I’ve bought this, I probably want to get my hands on the seperate editions of part one and two also. And Beneath a Steel Sky for that matter… Again, what have I done?

As I mentioned, I also got my hands on Wasteland 2. After getting Fallout 1, I became interested in also getting my hands on the original Wasteland. That’s currently a bit too pricey, so I went for the more recently released second part instead.

And then I finally got my hands on Eye of the Beholder I and II again. I’ve had these before and wanted to have them again. The seller also offered Death Knights of Krynn which was nice to fill out the gaps in the Gold Box series in my collection with.

And last but not least, I got my hands on Ultima IV! Certainly a game I will want to play sometime. At one point I’ve had the Ultima Collection in my possession which is a really nice collection, and I was wondering if I should get it again. But it’s actually a bit pricey and I figured it would be much nicer if I could manage to get a complete set of the seperate Ultima games in my collection. Maybe not the first three parts, but certainly parts IV, V and VI. And maybe all the seperate releases of part VII also. Although the Complete Ultima VII collection that I have is also very nice.

This version of Ultima IV was actually not too expensive. And I guess there’s a reason for that. The box shows slight wear, but that’s okay. The manuals and booklets are all there and they look gorgeous. One diskette seems to be a copy, which is no big deal. However, the map and the ankh are also missing and that’s a little bit sad. Not that I’m complaining for the price that I paid, but it still would have been nice if they were included in the box.

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